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Seven Days spotlights Burlington’s King Street neighborhood

Check out Seven Days to read about changes occurring in the neighborhoods around Burlington's King Street. With offices in the heart of this

New VT fire and building safety codes proposed

Vermont's Division of Fire Safety has issued the proposed 2012 Vermont Fire and Building Safety Code

Burlington’s South Meadow remains perpetually affordable

148 rental units in Burlington’s south end will remain affordable in the long run thanks to its upcoming purchase by Champlain Housing Trust.

VHFA provided a loan and federal Low-Income Housing Tax Credits when South Meadow was initially developed in the 1980s.

Community celebrates renovation of historic Montpelier Barre Street building

Governor Shumlin helped Montpelier and housing community members recognize the achievements of all involved with the renovations of the 58 Barre Street building yesterday.     

GAO concludes year-long review of Recovery Act programs run by state HFAs

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Growing home size is one of many new home statistics released by Census Bureau

The average single-family house completed in the U.S. in 2011 was 2,480 square feet, compared to 2,392 the year before, according to results of the Census Bureau’s Survey of Construction released recently.

Federal HOME program is critical to Vermonters

Recent cuts to the federal HOME program hurt local families as well as the communities in which they live. In a recent publication from the U.S.

Grants offered by U.S. Green Building Council

Ten $25,000 grants are being offered by the U.S. Green Building Council to assist developers of affordable housing that show commitment to building sustainable communities through the LEED for Neighborhood Development program.

Senator Sanders welcomes Vergennes seniors into new energy efficient apartments

On Monday, Senator Bernie Sanders joined community members, representatives of VHFA, and other public and private funders to celebrate the completion of Vergennes Senior Housing. 

Housing policy key to equalizing access to high quality education

Lower income and non-white students lack equal access to top performing schools  largely because of housing availability and cost, according to a recent report from the Brookings Institution.  Based on research pertaining to 84,077 schools


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